MAFS 202: Practical and Field Studies in Marine and Fisheries Sciences


The scientific method. Introduction to experimental designs. Field sampling methods. Safety on the field. General laboratory protocols. Safety in the laboratory. Sample handling and sample chain of custody. Sample fixation and preservation. Identification and classification of fish samples. Fish dissection. Physical and chemical properties of aquatic systems. Preparation, identification and classification of phytoplankton, zooplankton and benthos. Field Studies. Watercraft handling. Group research work, report writing and presentation.